Weekly Exercise

Exercise of the Week: Standing Heel Taps

Standing heel taps work your core and legs- and also help you develop your balance. No equipment required- this is another easy exercise that can be completed anywhere. Stand with your feet about shoulder-width apart.Bring one knee up, with your foot angling slightly towards the center of your body. With your opposite hand, reach across… Continue reading Exercise of the Week: Standing Heel Taps

Weight Loss

10 Ways To Avoid Winter Weight Gain

Fall is finally here, and with it, cooler weather. Studies show that with the cold weather and all the coming festivities, people tend to gain five to seven pounds. Seasonal weight gain varies from person to person, but certain issues specific to winter months tend to tip the scale in the wrong direction. Here are… Continue reading 10 Ways To Avoid Winter Weight Gain

Weight Loss

FDA Approves New Device To Aid Weight Loss Management

In a rare move, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a novel prescription device meant to help with weight loss management. The product, called Plenity and developed by Gelesis, has been cleared for overweight or obese adults with a body mass index of at least 25, even if they do not have other health… Continue reading FDA Approves New Device To Aid Weight Loss Management

push ups with stability ball
Weekly Exercise

Exercise Of The Week: Push-Ups Using An Exercise Ball

Over the course of the past couple of months, we have shared a variety of exercises that can be modified using an exercise/stability ball. Almost any exercise can be made more difficult using the ball; the balance required of your body to stabilize while completing an exercise adds that much more difficulty to any movement.… Continue reading Exercise Of The Week: Push-Ups Using An Exercise Ball

Calories in fast food
Weight Loss

What Is The Actual Nutritional Value Of Fast Food?

We all turn to fast food when our days are too long, we didn't have time to grocery shop or the idea of cooking is just too much. Why not? It's easy, fast and filling. But as I discussed in my last post on fast food, it's having a major impact on obesity in this country.… Continue reading What Is The Actual Nutritional Value Of Fast Food?